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Senior Project is designed to prepare PHS students in enhancing the skills and tools necessary to become successful in the world after high school. According to the Partnership for 21st Century Skills, abilities that students should possess to prepare for college and/or the global workplace are: core subject and 21st Century themes (including curricular and civic literacy), learning and innovation skills (including problem solving and critical thinking), information and technology skills (including media and technology literacy), and life and career skills (including accountability, initiative, adaptability, and flexibility). The primary focus of the Senior Project is research in a particular topic of career interest, culminating in the production of a written research paper and accompanying presentation. 


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Library Books

100 Successful College Application Essays

by The Harvard IndependentYear Published: 2013378.1 100

Presents examples of one hundred college application essays, and includes advice from admissions officers, tips on how to overcome creative obstacles to writing an essay, and comments from students who have successfully completed the process.

Scholarships, Fellowships, and Loans

by GaleYear Published: 2012GALE Ebook

Provides comprehensive information on sources of education-related financial aid sponsored and administered by private organizations and companies. Covers a variety of programs in all educational areas, including area and ethnic studies, business, computer science, education, liberal arts, medicine, physical sciences, theology and religion, and more. Intended for students and others interested in education funding.

Test of Time: a Novel Approach to the SAT and ACT

by Charles Harrington ElsterYear Published: 2004378.1 ELS

An eccentric writer is finishing a manuscript about a rebellious boy named Huck when it suddenly disappears and in its place appears a strange contraption--a college student's laptop that has traveled through time.

The Student's Guide to Financial Literacy

by Robert E. LawlessYear Published: 2010332.02 LAW

Discusses financial practices that can be adopted in young adulthood to improve one's quality of life, covering budgeting, saving, creating a diversified investment portfolio, buying a home, tax planning, and other topics.